• The GSP part 1 – Gaming Social Paradigm

    The “Gaming Social Paradigm”, is something I’ve been considering for quite some time. It brings up interesting conversation and it can be used in a...

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    The “Gaming Social Paradigm”, is something I’ve been considering for quite some time. It brings up interesting conversation and it can be used in a number of arguments to support various claims. The GSP is a look at how Video Game culture has drastically altered the common consensus of what it means to be social....
  • FIFA 14: 3 Features To Be Excited About

    This past week has seen a number of new games announced. One of those has come from the behemoth known as EA, for one of...

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    This past week has seen a number of new games announced. One of those has come from the behemoth known as EA, for one of those yearly big releases in gaming, FIFA 14. Whilst still only announced for the current-generation of consoles, FIFA 14 still looks to add features to the yearly title. Many are...
  • How Journey Succeeded to Become Game of the Year

    In all regards, Journey was a beautiful game. It stunned gamers everywhere with its breathtaking visuals, despite how simple the graphics and models were compared...

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    In all regards, Journey was a beautiful game. It stunned gamers everywhere with its breathtaking visuals, despite how simple the graphics and models were compared to other PS3 games and other games on the market. While it did have amazing titles like Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead, and Halo 4 competing against it, it...
  • Will SimCity’s Launch Change Anything?

    I was there at 12:01AM on March 5th for the launch of SimCity.  I excitedly waited at my computer to receive an email from EA...

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    I was there at 12:01AM on March 5th for the launch of SimCity.  I excitedly waited at my computer to receive an email from EA Origin to confirm my purchase code and start my download.  To kill time, I scanned the SimCity forums to see if other people were waiting like myself.  There was a...
  • Gsp 3 The Summary

    So in this conclusion to the summarized version of the GSP, we are going to think about the future of games, and how different it...

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    So in this conclusion to the summarized version of the GSP, we are going to think about the future of games, and how different it is likely to be. The predicted change from the last couple of years has change dramatically in the past 4-5 months alone. We are now looking into the possibility of...
  • Star Wars: Fantasy Scenarios for New Era of Games

    Now that EA has the Star Wars video game license, a new era of Star Wars video games will begin later this year. It is...

    Now that EA has the Star Wars video game license, a new era of Star Wars video games will begin later this year. It is just in time for a bonanza of new Star Wars media. A new trilogy begins with Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens in December. Then there will be...
  • A Look Back on 2012

    2012 was the first year that I entered into both game journalism and game development, and it’s allowed me to see plenty of things in...

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    2012 was the first year that I entered into both game journalism and game development, and it’s allowed me to see plenty of things in a new perspective. As a journalist, part of the job is finding issues with games and reporting on them—but as a developer, a lot of these issues are obvious mistakes...
  • Battlefield 4 Could Accelerate Call of Duty’s Demise

    There has been a battle raging over the last few years between the first person shooter games with two names sticking out as the leaders...

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    There has been a battle raging over the last few years between the first person shooter games with two names sticking out as the leaders of the pack; Call of Duty and Battlefield. Both series are from big publishers and pull in the big numbers with every release; both in sales and in review scores....
  • Tablets and Gaming

    I’ve touched on this before, in fact I reference it quite frequently. And I’m glad to see that a great deal of people feel the...

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    I’ve touched on this before, in fact I reference it quite frequently. And I’m glad to see that a great deal of people feel the same way about it. The Tablet. There is just something fundamentally acceptable about the Tablet. It seems to slipped its way into many homes, even with a somewhat hefty price...
  • On Freedom of Speech and Video Games

    There seems to be no shortage of politicians seeking to blame violent video games as the cause for the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, as opposed...

    There seems to be no shortage of politicians seeking to blame violent video games as the cause for the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, as opposed to lax gun control or psychological issues, but a town in Connecticut has decided to up the ante. As previously reported on the site, a group dedicated to helping the...